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Law firm:

Gramm, Lins & Partner
Patent- und Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB
Theodor-Heuss-Str. 1
38122 Braunschweig

Legal form:
Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB (partnership with limited professional liability)

Court of registration: Hanover Regional Court
Registration sheet: PR 200777
VAT ID: DE 114 888 952

Contact:
Tel.: +49 531 28140-0
Fax: +49 531 28140-28
E-mail: braunschweig@grammpatent.de

Partners authorized to represent the firm: Dr. Edgar Lins, Hanns-Peter Schrammek, Thorsten Rehmann, Dr. Martina Lins, Joachim Gerstein, Christian S. Drzymalla, Kai Stornebel, Dr. Stefan Risthaus, Dr. Rolf Kröncke, Dr.-Ing. Jan Plöger, Sebastian Aisch, Dr. Andreas Friedrich

Attorney authorization:
All of the patent attorneys and attorneys at law who work at Gramm, Lins & Partner are authorized to practice under German Law.

The attorneys at Gramm, Lins & Partner are members of the Braunschweig Bar Association, Lessingplatz 1, 38100 Braunschweig (www.rak-braunschweig.de).

The following professional rules of conduct apply to the attorneys: 

  • Berufsordnung für Rechtsanwälte (BORA; Professional Rules for Attorneys at Law)
  • Fachanwaltsordnung (FAO; Specialized Attorney Regulations)
  • Rechtsanwaltsvergütungsgesetz (RVG; Attorney Remuneration Law)
  • Professional rules for attorneys in the European Union (CCBE Code of Conduct)
  • Additional rules of professional conduct relating to the Geldwäschebekämpfungsgesetz (GwG; Money Laundering Act)

The professional rules of conduct for attorneys can be viewed and accessed in German and English at the website or the German Federal Chamber of Attorneys (www.brak.de) in the section entitled ‘Berufsrecht’.

The patent attorneys at Gramm, Lins & Partner are members of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, Tal 29, 80331 Munich (www.patentanwalt.de) and members of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (www.ficpi.org).

The following professional rules of conduct apply to patent attorneys:

  • Berufsordnung der Patentanwälte (PatAnwO; Code of Professional Conduct for Patent Attorneys)
  • Additional rules of professional conduct relating to the Geldwäschebekämpfungsgesetz (GwG; Money Laundering Act)
  • Professional standards of the Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI)

Gramm, Lins & Partner’s authorized representatives at the European Patent Office (European Patent Attorneys) are members of the epi (European Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (www.patentepi.com) and are subject to the epi Code of Professional Conduct.

The professional rules of conduct applying to patent attorneys and authorized representatives at the European Patent Office can be viewed at the websites of the Chamber of Patent Attorneys, the FICPI, and epi.

Professional liability insurance
Zurich Insurance plc, Germany Branch
Solmsstr. 27-37
60486 Frankfurt am Main
Territorial validity: worldwide.

Concept & Design:
propaganda.  Agentur für  Werbung GmbH, Braunschweig

Photography:
Heidrun Gramm, Braunschweig

Disclaimer:
This website is provided solely as information. It does not contain any legal advice or expert opinion. We do not accept any liability for any loss or disadvantage arising from using the information on this website.

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Second part of the EU trade mark law reform

On October 1st 2017, the second part of the EU trade mark reform will come into effect. This completes the reorganization of trade mark law at the EU level, the first part of which became effective in March 2016.

The EU trade mark system now offers as its most important new feature the possibility to register a certification mark. Unlike “normal” trade marks, the certification mark does not guarantee that a product comes from a specific manufacturer but it ensures compliance with defined quality standards. A certification mark can thus be used by different manufacturers. Neutrality of the trade mark owner and equal access for all manufactures to use the trade mark are necessary in order to make this system work. Therefore, only associations may register such marks and must lay down in a statute which standards have to be met in order for a manufacturer to obtain the right to use the certification mark.

Furthermore, applicants of innovative types of trade marks may be pleased, that the requirement of graphic representation of a trade mark has been cancelled. This is of particular importance for sound marks, which apart from musical notation so far could only be provisionally visualized by means of a sonogram.

The other changes deriving from the reform relate to procedural matters. The communication between EUIPO and the trade mark owner (and applicant) is supposed to be simplified and modernized. For example, the EUIPO does no longer accept requests for registration or renewal of EU trade marks transmitted by fax, but exclusively online (or by letter post). For proof of trade mark registrations at other offices, applicants may also refer to their respective online database instead of producing excerpts from the register and submitting them to EUIPO.

Further information on the topic are available on the website of EUIPO.

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